How-To: Submitting a Cover Image

  1. Before submitting any image, please ensure that: a) you are the copyright holder of the image; or b) you have the explicit permission of the copyright holder; or c) the image is in the public domain. We do not want to run into copyright issues: problematic images will be removed from the system.

  2. Please take the time to resize and optimise your image. It should be the ratio of 2/3, width/height. Optimal size is 1000 pixels wide by 1500 high. In Photoshop or another graphics application, please optimise it by changing the compression level until the file is less than 300KB. (In Photoshop, you can do this through File -> Save as Web....)

  3. After logging in, you will see a "Create content" link in the top right. Click on that, and choose "image".

  4. Give your image a unique title. "Forest" is not unique. "Sherwood Forest at Dawn" is.

  5. Under Image Galleries, choose "D*I*Y Cover Image Gallery".

  6. Under Image, click the Browse button and locate your image. Choose it.

  7. Write a description of the image. Be sure to mention the owner of the copyright, as well as anything else people may be interested in, such as location, special circumstances, people or places within the image, and so forth.

  8. Choose the Input Format. If this doesn't make sense to you, simply choose Marksmarty.

  9. Hit the Preview button and see if everything is as you wish. If not, make changes and preview again. When everything is to your liking, hit the Submit button.

  10. The image will be held temporarily for moderation. Please don't re-upload the image if it does not immediately appear. If there are perceived problems with your image, you will be contacted. Else, the image will be published in short order, usually within a day or two.

If you have any more questions or concerns, please contact us.

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